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Music Review: Shakira - El Dorado

Music Review: Shakira - El Dorado

Hips don’t lie. Shakira proved that with her infectious, Latin-flavored dance hits that have helped make her an international superstar. Truth is, the Colombian diva certainly knows how to get hips-a-shaking. Married to Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, with whom she has two sons, the 40-year-old Shakira isn’t stopping on her 11th studio. Sung mostly in Spanish with several English tracks, El Dorado kicks off with “Me Enamore (I Fell in Love),” a clip-clopping slice of pop electronica about the romance that led to her marriage. Then Shakira duets with 23-year-old Colombia heartthrob Maluma on the reggaeton jam “Chantaje (Blackmail),” playfully calling him “pretty boy.” She delivers two versions of the catchy “Comme Moi (What We Said),” one in French with Parisian rapper Black M and the other in English with Canadian reggae band Magic!, which shows that no matter what language she sings in, Shakira is a force to be reckoned with.

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